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Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

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Ji-Yeong I, Iowa State University

Ricardo Martinez, Iowa State University 

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: Iowa State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Tatiana Sildus, Professor, Pittsburg State University on 11/1/21

The book is intended for pre-service and in-service teachers of Mathematics, as well as others working with K-12 students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The text provides theoretical foundations and looks at several practical... read more

Table of Contents

1. Emergent Bilinguals in Math Class
2. Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy for/with Emergent Bilinguals
3. EB-focused Strategies and Challenging Tasks
4. Power & Participation of Mathematical Discussion
5. Translanguaging & Word Problems
6. Connecting Learned Mathematics to Emergent Bilingual Families and Community

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  • About the Book

    This book is designed for pre-service/in-service teachers and others who will work or work with K–12 students who have linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, especially students of other languages (English language learners/Emergent bilingual/multilingual). The core concept of this course is helping teachers understand the needs of various Emergent Bilinguals (a.k.a. English language learners (ELLs)/English Learners (ELs), learn to use their language and culture as a resource in mathematics classrooms and implement research-based instructional strategies that are effective to teach mathematics for Emergent Bilinguals.

    About the Contributors


    Ji-Yeong I, Iowa State University 

    Ricardo Martinez, Iowa State University